19. February 2016 · Comments Off on ‘Smart’ pavements a mainstream option after Pavegen slashes price · Categories: News · Tags: ,

The cost of “smart” paving tiles that generate electrical power from human footfall will drop below £600/sq m this year, bringing them closer in line with high-end landscaping options for the first time, their inventor has claimed.Pavegen tiles generate about 7W of power from every footstep and store it in a battery to power street lighting or other streetside uses.The tech start-up became a crowdfunding success story last year when it won more than £750,000 of investment in just two days, through the website Crowdcube, then went on to attract more than £2m.

Source: Construction Manager – News